Led by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, Nextrode project aims to create a more efficient battery for electric cars. The goal is that, with only six minutes of charge, a battery can be able to provide autonomy for 240 kilometres, creating a more effective way of production. If we take into account that the main reluctance of the most sceptical remains in the autonomy and loading times, this innovation would help to convert more potential customers to electric mobility.
This is just one of five projects elected by Faraday – an institution backed by the British Government – to improve the capacity of electric car batteries, thus providing £55 million of funding. The UK executive Director of research and innovation, Professor Sir Mark Walport, said that «Bringing together experts across industry and academia, this exciting research will significantly improve the UK’s ability to develop the high-performance electric vehicles of the future». The Minister of Business and industry, Nadhim Zahawi, said they are «committed to ensuring that the UK is at the forefront of developing the battery technologies needed to achieve our aim for all cars to be effectively zero emission by 2040».